Presidency denies El Rufai claims of instigating Senator Sani recall


presidency-denies-el-rufai-claims Following a leaked memo that dictates that the Presidency in coalition with the Kaduna State government wanted to recall Senator Shehu Sani.The presidency had denied such allegation through its spokesman, Garba Shehu, saying the President never received such a memo nor did he give such an order.

The Presidency said it cannot get involved in state party matters and will not take part in such practice.

The statement read, “The Presidency wishes to distance President Muhammadu Buhari from a letter currently in circulation, which alleges that the President had authorised a governor or anyone else for that matter, to ‘deal with traitors and disloyal members of the APC, especially Senator Shehu Sani.’

“We wish to confirm that the President is not aware of any such letter, let alone authorizing anyone to deal with any party member.

“Given President Buhari’s record, it is inconceivable that he would usurp the role of the party leaders and instruct anyone to punish a party member.

“In light of above, we would like to appeal to the general public, especially members of the press, to ignore the false or unauthorised information intended to attribute to the President any action which is not in line with his character.”

It was earlier announced that Senator Shehu Sani had been given an automatic ticket to run for Senate by the APC. Nevertheless, the state chapter of the APC demanded for a primary election to be held for the position.

Senator Shehu Sani refused to participate as he deemed the process illegal and a devise by the state government led by Governor El Rufai to punish him.

In the memo, it was alleged that Senator Shehu Sani should be removed for going against the President and not supporting the APC.

However, there are still contradictions regarding the right candidate as the national APC still declares that Senator Sani is their recognized candidate.